LGBTQ+ Leaders: A New Generation

LGBTQ+ Leaders: A New Generation

Posted by on Jun 23, 2022 in Top Stories | No Comments

June is Pride month–a time to recognize and celebrate the history, contributions, and accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ community. The movement has changed and evolved over the years, and so has its leaders, who include athletes, performers, activists, and more. Here, btw takes a closer look at a few of the members of the newest generation […]

FDA Approves COVID Booster for Children Ages 5 to 11

FDA Approves COVID Booster for Children Ages 5 to 11

Posted by on May 25, 2022 in Top Stories | No Comments

The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States is currently averaging more than 100,000 cases per day. This is the first time since February 2022 that the daily average has risen above 100,000. Right now, two-thirds of Americans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. And on May 17, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) […]

Remembering Norm Mineta: Groundbreaking Cabinet Member

Remembering Norm Mineta: Groundbreaking Cabinet Member

Posted by on May 19, 2022 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

Norman Mineta died on May 3, 2022, at his home in Maryland. Mineta served in two presidential cabinets as head of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Mineta was the first Asian American appointed to the Cabinet in 2000. As Transportation Secretary during the Bush administration, he helped manage the airline industry in the days following […]

Art and Politics: The 50th Anniversary of Watergate

Art and Politics: The 50th Anniversary of Watergate

Posted by on May 13, 2022 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

In the early 1970s, the United States government experienced the Watergate scandal. The investigation led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation. Now, the National Portrait Gallery has produced an art exhibit commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of this moment in American history. Here, btw takes a closer look at Watergate: Portraiture and Intrigue.   What Was Watergate?  Early […]

“Troublemaker”: A New Book by John Cho

“Troublemaker”: A New Book by John Cho

Posted by on May 4, 2022 in People and Culture, Top Stories | No Comments

Difficult times can sometimes lead to important progress. The COVID-19 pandemic led to a rise in anti-Asian American racism and hate crimes. Asian Americans were wrongfully blamed by some for the disease’s introduction in the United States. John Cho–an Asian American actor best known for his roles in films such as Better Luck Tomorrow and […]

Earth Day 2022: Invest in Our Planet

Earth Day 2022: Invest in Our Planet

Posted by on Apr 22, 2022 in Top Stories | No Comments

April 22, 2022, is the forty-second worldwide observance of Earth Day. This year’s theme is Invest in Our Planet, which encourages business, government, and individuals to work together to combat climate change. Do you know how Earth Day started? Do you know how you can participate in this year’s observance? Here, btw takes a closer […]

Remembering Madeleine Albright

Remembering Madeleine Albright

Posted by on Mar 30, 2022 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

Dr. Madeleine Albright, the first female U.S. Secretary of State,  passed away from cancer on March 23, 2022, in Washington, D.C. She was 84 years old. Here, btw reflects on Albright’s incredible life and legacy. Albright’s Early Life and Early Career Madeleine Albright was born Marie Jana Korbelova  in Czechoslovakia in May 1937. She was […]

Women’s History Month: The American Quarter Program

Women’s History Month: The American Quarter Program

Posted by on Mar 29, 2022 in Top Stories | No Comments

Have you ever noticed that most of the people who appear on American money are men? The American Women Quarters (AWQ) Program hopes to change that. Beginning this year and running through 2025, the United States Mint will be issuing five quarters per year that feature women on the “tails” side of the coin. The […]

Women’s History Month: Sidney Robertson Cowell

Women’s History Month: Sidney Robertson Cowell

Posted by on Mar 23, 2022 in Top Stories | No Comments

In honor of Women’s History Month, btw is highlighting the achievements and contributions of women who are less often acknowledged. This week btw takes a closer look at Sidney Robertson Cowell, an important ethnographer (someone who studies people and cultures) and folk music collector. She was instrumental in gathering and preserving folk music in California […]

Women’s History Month: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Women’s History Month: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Posted by on Mar 9, 2022 in Top Stories | No Comments

On February 25, 2022, President Joe Biden announced that he was nominating Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace Justice Stephen Breyer, who is retiring. If the nomination is approved by the Senate, Judge Brown Jackson will be the first African American woman to serve on the nation’s highest court. Who […]